Not the Disney version

Rolling in the Deep (Rolling in the Deep, #0.5)Rolling in the Deep by Mira Grant
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I liked Into the Drowning Deep, so it was a given that I had to read this eventually.

Popcorn horror. The cast of characters is not too stupid, the gore is nicely gory. The plotting is a bit unbalanced. It takes forever to get to the blood letting and then it is over in the blink of an eye. Still, the 128 pages flew by quickly. Nicely done.

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Never eating sushi again…

Into the Drowning Deep (Rolling in the Deep, #1)Into the Drowning Deep by Mira Grant
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I like the main characters, it involves the ocean, I was sold pretty much from the first page. Very entertaining popcorn horror story.

“Do I think they found mermaids?
Yes. Of course I do.
And I think the mermaids ate them all.”

The first Ewww!-moment early on. I like to jump right in. I had a great mental image of the you-know-what in my head right away. Creepy!

Oh, and there is humour. Very important ingredient for me. Lots of angst, obviously.

Lots of clichees, predictable, but well done. Very varied mix of characters. Entertaining crazy hunter couple with lacking ethics. Nice low-key romance, surprisingly between female characters, well done. Grumpy scientists, goons, nerds, something for everybody.

“You shouldn’t eat anything that knows how to play fetch. It’s rude.”

The ending felt a bit rushed and abrupt, but worked. I would pick up a sequel. It feels finished, but there could be a Jurassic Water Park II on the horizon…

4.25 slithery, fanged and hungry siren stars….

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